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Topic: Windows 8

Apple ends Windows 7 support in Boot Camp for new Mac Pro

03/17/2014, 04:03 pm

Professional Mac users who depend on Apple's Boot Camp to run legacy Windows applications may need to reconsider upgrading to the latest Mac Pro as Apple has dropped support for Windows 7 on the redesigned desktop.

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Touchscreen PCs expected to take 11 percent of 2013 notebook shipments

11/26/2013, 10:11 am

Apple has famously compared convertible Windows tablets to combining a toaster and a refrigerator, but competitors are still increasing their output of touchscreen notebooks in hopes of turning around slumping PC sales.

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Windows 7 driving enterprise PC sales, but Apple's new iPads expected to again hurt PC growth

10/25/2013, 10:10 am

Enterprise demand for PCs running Windows 7, Microsoft's previous-generation operating system, is currently boosting the overall PC market, but sales are expected to once again take a hit after the introduction of Apple's new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display.

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VMware releases VMware Fusion 6 & Fusion 6 Professional with OS X Mavericks support

09/04/2013, 08:09 am

VMware on Wednesday released its latest virtualization software — VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional — with over 50 new features optimized to extend OS X features to Microsoft's Windows 8.1, including those of Apple's next-generation OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Windows 8 jumps past Apple's OS X with 7.4% market share

09/02/2013, 11:09 am

It hasn't been nearly as successful as Microsoft hoped and promised a year ago, but the Windows 8 platform continues to inch forward in market share, most recently surpassing the overall installed base for Apple's Mac OS X.

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Microsoft permanently slashes price on struggling Surface Pro to $799

08/30/2013, 11:08 am

Microsoft's Surface tablet lineup, which has thus far failed to gain traction against Apple's iPads, saw a permanent price cut this week, most notably among the high-end Surface Pro, which now sells for $100 less.

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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac launches with cloud storage support, Windows 8 Start button, 40% faster read times

08/29/2013, 10:08 am

Existing Parallels users can now get their hands on Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, the latest version of the virtualization software that lets Mac users run Windows applications natively, with new features such as cloud storage optimizations for iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive.

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Microsoft faces lawsuit over Surface RT struggles as company preps Oct. 17 launch of Windows 8.1

08/14/2013, 03:08 pm

Even as it prepares a critical update to its Windows 8 platform, Microsoft has become the target of a lawsuit alleging that the software giant misled investors regarding both Windows RT and the Surface RT device it released last year.

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Touting Windows 8, Microsoft pokes Apple's iPad again over multitasking

07/09/2013, 06:07 pm

Still looking to carve out a space for itself in the new wave of mobile computing, Microsoft is once again taking shots at Apple's iPad, this time pointing out Windows 8 devices' ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

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Windows 8 install base surpasses Vista, still trails all Mac OS X installs

07/01/2013, 02:07 pm

Coming off of a relatively strong month, Microsoft's Windows 8 has surpassed the much-maligned — and six-year-old — Windows Vista inWeb usage, though slow uptake of the new system means that it still lags behind the total install base of Apple's OS X.

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Looking to breathe life into Windows, Microsoft shows off 8.1 update with Start Menu

06/26/2013, 03:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched its latest effort to reverse the fortunes of its Windows platform, showing off a line of new devices and unveiling Windows 8.1, a new build designed to boost interest in the company's underperforming Windows 8.

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Samsung shows off range of new Android phones, hedges bets with Windows 8 devices

06/20/2013, 04:06 pm

Samsung on Thursday showed of a range of new devices for both Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Google’s Android platforms, though the South Korean giant’s choices appear to show that it is very much hedging its bets when it comes to Microsoft’s newest operating system.

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iPad crashes Windows 8 launch party as Asus cuts its PC, tablet forecasts by 10%

06/17/2013, 05:06 pm

More bad new for Microsoft's Windows 8: Asus, one of the few PC makers to experience any growth last year, is now lowering its forecasts for June quarter PC and tablet sales in the face of slack demand for computers with the appearance of Windows Phone.

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iWork suite coming to iCloud with browser-based document support

06/10/2013, 02:06 pm

The new iWork for iCloud will bring Pages, Numbers and Keynote to the Web, allowing users to quickly access, edit and save their documents from the Internet.

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PC makers' revolt against Windows continues as Acer preps all-in-one Android desktop

06/01/2013, 01:06 pm

It's no secret that the makers of traditional computing devices are less than pleased with some of Microsoft's more recent moves, and a new announcement from Acer marks the continuation of a trend that may give the software giant pause: PC giants increasingly releasing regular PC form factors and other devices running not Windows, but Google's Android operating system.

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Samsung teases new Android, Windows devices for June 20 event

05/27/2013, 02:05 pm

On the heels of launching its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, Samsung is now gearing up to introduce more Android devices, as well as new Windows products, at a June 20 event in London.

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New Microsoft Windows 8 ad turns Apple's Siri against her maker

05/22/2013, 08:05 pm

A recently aired Microsoft ad pits a tablet running the company's Windows 8 against the iPad, with the spot featuring an unlikely narrator: Apple's Siri virtual assistant.

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Microsoft wants iTunes for Windows 8; Apple not interested

05/10/2013, 09:05 am

Microsoft would love for Apple to bring iTunes — one of the world's most popular software offerings — to its Windows 8 "Metro" platform, but executives at the Redmond giant say Windows 8 users shouldn't expect a touch-friendly version of the application any time soon.

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Windows 8 hits 100 million sales, Microsoft working to address user complaints

05/07/2013, 09:05 am

Even as Microsoft's Windows 8 reached a milestone in passing 100 million licenses sold, the software giant is preparing to rework its latest operating system in order to address the realities of a drastically changed computing market.

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Slow start for Surface has Microsoft cautiously prepping smaller next-gen models - report

05/02/2013, 09:05 am

Microsoft is said to be planning to introduce its second generation of Surface tablets with smaller displays this June, but the company is reportedly taking a "cautious" approach after the initial models got off to a lukewarm start.

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